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YouTube Tops 4 Billion Daily Views
2012-01-24 05:37:35

YouTube has reached a milestone of over 4 billion global video views per day - the equivalent of half the world´s population watching a video every day. And they continue to grow. Beyond the daily view count, users are also uploading one hour of video every second, or 60 hours of content every minute. This is up from 2007 when they started at six hours of content per minute. By 2010 they were at 24 hours and up to 48 hours of video per minute by 2011 . YouTube puts their uploading...

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2011-04-28 07:45:00

The founders of YouTube on Wednesday bought popular bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, promising to keep it up and running and maintained. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who sold their video hosting site to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, said they planned to integrate Delicious with their new Internet company AVOS. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We're excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level," Hurley, CEO of AVOS told AFP in a...

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2011-03-11 12:45:00

YouTube, which can put anyone into the spotlight, is itself becoming a star, at least when it comes to hiring employees. "2010 was a bang-up year," Jeff Ferguson of YouTube human resources team said in a blog post. "And in 2011, we plan to grow the number of people working at YouTube by more than 30 percent!" Since being founded in February of 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, YouTube has made it possible for anyone to shine in the world's spotlight. An average of 35 hours...

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2010-10-30 08:30:00

YouTube co-founder and chief executive Chad Hurley is leaving his position as head of the online video-sharing service. "For the past two years, I've taken on more of an advisory role at YouTube as Salar Kamangar has led the company's day-to-day operations," Hurley said in a statement released by YouTube on Friday."I will continue to serve as an advisor and am excited to witness the next phase of YouTube's growth."Kamangar, Google web applications vice president, is going to fill the empty...

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2010-05-17 10:45:00

YouTube has announced that the number of videos being viewed each day on its site has broken the two billion mark. "Thanks to you, our site has crossed another milestone and now exceeds over two billion views a day," YouTube team members said in a blog post. "That's nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined." The news came with the launch of a YouTube 5 Year channel devoted to the service's history and cultural influence. The channel...

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2009-10-09 12:50:00

The co-founder of YouTube said on Friday that the number of video views a day on the site has surpassed one billion, AFP reported. The announcement marked the third anniversary of the wildly popular video-sharing site's acquisition by Google for $1.65 billion. YouTube chief executive Chad Hurley said in a blog post that he was proud to say they have been serving well over a billion views a day on YouTube. "This is great moment in our short history," he added. YouTube has evolved from a site...

2008-11-13 09:00:04

YouTube(TM), the leading online video community for people to discover, watch, and share originally created videos, today announced that Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will be the premier recipient of the YouTube Visionary Award. Her Majesty will accept this honor in recognition of her efforts -- via online video -- to rid the world of the stereotypes and misconceptions associated with Arab and Muslim communities. "YouTube encourages us to be active participants in a global...

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2006-10-09 16:05:00

The price makes YouTube, a still-unprofitable startup, by far the most expensive purchase made by Google during its eight-year history. Although some cynics have questioned YouTube's staying power, Google is betting that the popular Web site will provide it an increasingly lucrative marketing hub as more viewers and advertisers migrate from television to the Internet. "We are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers," said...

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2006-07-13 17:40:00

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Just 17 months ago, Chad Hurley was squirreled away in a Silicon Valley garage running up credit card debt as he and business partner Steve Chen developed the quirky Internet video site that became YouTube Inc. During the past two days, Hurley has emerged among the main attractions at an elite media summit in Idaho, where the 29-year-old entrepreneur is seizing upon the attention to further his quest to establish his San Mateo, Calif.-based startup as an entertainment and...

2006-03-21 02:30:00

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The entertainment world is putting the squeeze on YouTube.com, but will it be more like a hug than a headlock? In a few short months, the Web site (http://www.youtube.com ) has emerged from the obscure ranks of dozens of online viral-video outposts to dominate even giant portals in the category, including Yahoo! and Google. But its astonishing growth -- streaming 30 million videos a day -- also has put old-guard media empires on the...